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UPDATE: Here is the latest version. Still needs cleaning up, but I think he's looking much tighter.
I'm afraid to spend too much more time on him, b/c I'll get nit-picky, I think. I still need to clean him up and give some things a few more passes, but what do you all think overall? Gonna add this at the bottom of the thread as well^^
Looking for some tips on plasma pistol color and ideas for basing. I'm open to any suggestions as well.
I've been away from the hobby for a long while and am very glad to be able to be involved again. However, I'm certainly feeling the rust and feel like I'm relearning some things that I've forgotten.
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Malleuss; September 25th, 2009 at 16:04.
I love that model! Which one is it?
The painting itself looks clean but i think it needs to be brighter. Right now it looks more like a dark angel that a salamander. I think the cloth could do with a slightly deeper shade/lighter highlight. On the plasma- plasma is usually blue or green. I love the look of blue plasma, so i'd do that. Other than that, it's a good start. I hat getting rusty as well
Last edited by Sir Spamalot; September 23rd, 2009 at 00:12.
The first thing about chaplains, is the colour, don't get me wrong I like your scheme but technically all chaplains are supposed to have their armour painted black. The cloth looks too brown in my opinion, maybe some washes of white could help.
One more thing, I find that plasma looks best when it is a bright, light blue. If you're using GW paints ice blue is a nice colour to use.
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It looks nice. I think that the greens definitely need to be brighter and the Khaki areas would look nicer if the shading was deeper. I would go with a bright blue for the plasma pistol.
Thanks so much for the C&C everyone!
I wasn't sure about the plasma, but I think you guys are right, it should be blue, it would pop a lot more, I think.
The armor was a bit of a trial. I wanted it to be dark, but with a hint of Salamander. Do you think I should just keep it darker, like a traditional Chap?
I have no clue how to work with a white wash, O.o. Am I just watering down the white and spamming that thing over the cloth and helm n such?
Again, thanks for the tips! I should have an updated pic sometime tomorrow
Edit: Spamalot: Not sure when or where I got that Chaplain, man. I'll try and dig around for some details. I'm 36 and my memory isn't what it used to be, lol.
GW have a chaplain in dark blue in the ultramarine codex, if you want to paint your chap in really dark green, there is a precedent. You could try the watered down white theory, however a wash is used to shade not highlight and it might pool in the places where you really dont want it to.... i've always layered white personally (that said i'm sooo not the best painter here so you should ignore me)
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Personally i think a wash of devlan mud:badab black at 1:1 should darken the cloth do the right shade and should darken the .green and make it slightly less flat and khaki
Ok, sweet. I'll need to find a Vallejo equivalent, I think. Any suggestions? I haven't used GW paints in ages.
36 is old enough to forget way too much crap, lol
That's the model, Spamalot. They don't promote him a lot, but he's a favorite of mine as well
Last edited by Malleuss; September 24th, 2009 at 05:07.
Sorry. I know next to nothing about vallejo. Thanks a lot for the link though.
The green looks a little nurgle for my liking, what greens did you use for it?
I usually do my plasma coils green, but on a predominantley green model might be better going with the suggestion of blue, although that said I quite like the look of the red you have it as at the moment, maybe highlighting up to a nice orange possibly even orange/yellow where it would be brightest
I might have also gone a little lighter on the skull helm to differentiate between the parchments and the skull, similar to what you have on the knee pad, will also draw attention to the most important part of the model.
but don't get me wrong although it may seem I have been rather negative, it is a good and neat paint job and like you said your a little rusty, its a very solid foundation, onwards and upwards my friend
Have to say I have liked this model for a long time and you may just push me to buy it for my templars
the badab black and devlan mud are gamesworkshop specific washes mate, there isnt really a vallejo equivilent that I know of, but you can make your own with the paint (black for the badab black and for the devlan mud I would hazard a guess at beasty brown or charred brown although perhaps a 1:1 mix of the two might be better) water or the thinner and the glaze medium